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08:20 AM ET 09.20 | In recent years, Notre Dame has gone a pedestrian 18-16 in South Bend, leading some to wonder if perhaps its stadium could help out the home team. [At] the school where ushers have warned fans about being too loud -- yes, too loud -- has also started to take a few steps aimed at moving the fan experience into the 21st century, or at least the late 20th. Last year, it began pumping a little Dropkick Murphys and classic rock into Notre Dame Stadium for the first time. ... Notre Dame also is telling ushers not to try to quell cheering fans, but instead to try to mediate if other fans complain about someone being too loud. "We want to make sure everyone knows it's OK to stand up and make some noise," [senior assistant athletic director Josh Berlo] said.

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September 20, 2012  08:29 AM ET

No loud enough? Just give them alcohol. It works in Philly.

September 20, 2012  08:39 AM ET
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No loud enough? Just give them alcohol. It works in Philly.

"But the school where ushers have warned fans about being too loud ??? yes, too loud"

WTF I would have told an usher to ****, if they told me that I was too loud at a football game. I consider it bad form as a fan if I am not horse the day after a game.

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September 20, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Well of course I'm pleased with the start of our season so far, coach Kelly seems to be turning the program back in the right direction. If Kelly wants to modernize the stadium I say let him, if it equals winning seasons then do it.
Surely Jesus will understand.

September 20, 2012  08:44 AM ET

Don't want to disturb service going on down the street.

September 20, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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"But the school where ushers have warned fans about being too loud ??? yes, too loud"WTF I would have told an usher to ****, if they told me that I was too loud at a football game. I consider it bad form as a fan if I am not horse the day after a game.

Me too. Who listens to an usher anyway? LOL!

September 20, 2012  08:49 AM ET
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Surely Jesus will understand.

But will His wife?

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September 20, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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but instead to try to mediate if other fans complain about someone being too loud. Do these fans think they are in Mass or a Movie Theatre?????? Why go Lord Have Mercy

ND has a campaign to let fans know it is OK to stand up. LOL Do they hold up "quiet" signs like golf tournaments?

Piratey and the other Domers- Y'all have some explaining to do.

September 20, 2012  08:54 AM ET

If you buy a ticket, you have the right, to scream, stand, yell and cheer. Not be obnoxious, but noise is a given!!!

September 20, 2012  08:58 AM ET
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but instead to try to mediate if other fans complain about someone being too loud. Do these fans think they are in Mass or a Movie Theatre?????? Why go Lord Have Mercy

I would venture to say that in many stadiums many, many tickets are sold to the "big hitters"...those who donate a bunch of money, and to "long-time season ticket holders"...those who have had tix for a very long time. Both of these groups feel entitled to they should be able to [u]sit[/u] in their seats, and not have to be jostled or bothered by other fans. They, when bothered, have complained to the powers to minimize their discomfort....and when someone wants to write a check for $100K or more, the powers will listen.

I see this at Ohio Stadium, particularly when they play the non-con games against LSOP, and it was evident at the Schott in the high-priced seats.

September 20, 2012  08:59 AM ET
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ND has a campaign to let fans know it is OK to stand up. LOL Do they hold up "quiet" signs like golf tournaments?

Isn't that little runt Leprechaun supposed to stir up the student section?

September 20, 2012  09:01 AM ET
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But will His wife?

No way he was married. No wife would let their husband hang out with his buddies as much as he did. If he was married it would sound something like, But honey they are my Disciples. No they are losers. They don't have jobs and all they do is walk around saying we believe we believe, have got to be losers. You can water into wine but you can't fix the leaky roof?

No way he was married.

September 20, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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"But the school where ushers have warned fans about being too loud ??? yes, too loud"WTF I would have told an usher to ****, if they told me that I was too loud at a football game. I consider it bad form as a fan if I am not horse the day after a game.

Sadly, fans that have expressed any... difference of opinion... with the ushers were escorted out of the game. Resist the usher, meet a member of the ND security police, who escorts you out. Resist the cop, well, the response from there is pretty obvious. Hopefully this represents a true change.

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September 20, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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I see this at Ohio Stadium, particularly when they play the non-con games against LSOP, and it was evident at the Schott in the high-priced seats.

Norman is just as bad. All the old-timers just want to sit, and sit, and sit and be quiet. This weekend will be different though because a big game comes in it actually gets very loud!

September 20, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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You guys do know that "he" is listening.

It was in the paper this morning....they have a parchment where it is discussed that Mary was his wife.....

 
September 20, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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No way he was married. No wife would let their husband hang out with his buddies as much as he did. If he was married it would sound something like, But honey they are my Disciples. No they are losers. They don't have jobs and all they do is walk around saying we believe we believe, have got to be losers. You can water into wine but you can't fix the leaky roof?No way he was married.

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